Minety 1st XV v Corsham
Minety 46pts – Corsham 20pts
Minety 1st XV ran out 46 – 20 winners in their opening home fixture of the Dorset and Wilts Division 1 North against local rivals Corsham on Saturday.
After an opening week defeat at Coombe Down, Andy Ward’s team needed to match the second half intensity shown at Bath but once again fell behind in the early exchanges which saw Corsham race to a 10 – 0 lead in the first 10 minutes. Playing downhill in the first half, the Corsham pack exerted great pressure on the home scrum and lineouts and dominated much of the open play.
Ward scored his second try of the match after crashing through a tiring Corsham defence before Harry Neal scored under the post, picking up from a ruck and holding off two tackles for the bonus point winning try. Garland notched his second try of the game after a combined forwards and backs move down the right wing in the final minutes of a hard fought match.
Now Minety 1st travel to Swindon II on Saturday 26th September aiming for a win to keep tabs with the three teams above them in the table.